NYX Cosmetics Is Still Cruelty Free

NYX Cosmetics Is Still Cruelty Free

This week I’ve received a few reader emails inquiring about the status of NYX Cosmetics. Apparently there are some rumors that NYX also changed it’s stance on animal testing like many other brands have this year (MAC, Smashbox, Urban Decay…) going around on Facebook and Twitter. While NYX has previously stated and proved that they are cruelty free, they’ve never been too great on being able to identify what their vegan options are.

I got in touch with NYX Cosmetics today and received an assuring response from them. NYX Cosmetics is still cruelty free! They don’t use ingredients that have been tested on animals at any point by any party, nor are their cosmetics tested on animals at any point by any party.

They still didn’t have the greatest response when I asked about vegan options, but they did suggest that, “Individuals would need to read the ingredients and decide for themselves.” The main animal ingredients in NYX Cosmetics that I’m aware of are beeswax and carmine, but they weren’t able to give me a list of all the animal ingredients that they use. Nor were they able to tell me which products contain animal ingredients.

Either way, those who are concerned about buying cruelty free will be happy to hear the confirmation from NYX Cosmetics!

Images : NYX Cosmetics Facebook


  1. What’s weird to me is that some products specifically say cruelty free and some don’t? I have two eyeliner pencils and one says cruelty free and one doesn’t. Why not have it on all of their products. It gives me a weird feeling like they are trying to get away with something. Maybe I am just being crazy but it is strange that some of their products say it and some don’t.

    1. There are many reasons brands may include it on some packaging and not on others. But stating it on the packaging (or not) doesn’t mean that a brand is, or is not, cruelty-free. For most, it’s simply a design choice. I would let them know your concerns and that, as a consumer, you’d like to see it on all their packaging.

  2. I emailed NYX a few times but didn’t get a reply (until I mentioned that I would be posting their reply on my blog) which basically said that:

    ”Most of our products are but a few do have animal derived ingredients and/or could contain gluten, unfortunately as of yet we do not have the details of what specific products they are.”

    Their website doesn’t have the full ingredients list, and their products aren’t available to by in the UK (without buying from the website) so effectively we have no way of knowing the ingredients with out purchasing first! 🙁

  3. Do you know what vegan products they have? I can’t check ingredients ’cause NYX isn’t available in Australia besides websites.

  4. So they are *NOT* planning to sell their products in China? Cause I read that they wrote this to someone else yesterday:

    …while we do not currently sell our products in China, they are currently available from third parties in limited distribution. As we continue to expand our business internationally, we are aware that some countries require that local labs perform tests on animals as a prerequisite to give permission for products to be sold within their countries and we actively support efforts underway to change these practices.

    1. Hi Katie,

      I had read that about NYX too. I asked them about it specifically, even copying the text.

      The reply they sent me had a legal disclosure so I can’t copy and paste it but I will say that they weren’t happy those things were being said about their brand and that they do not believe it was actually sent from an internal source within NYX.

      Again, this is just my summary of their reply to me. I cannot legally share their exact response. But I am inclined to believe that the statement going around is simply a rumor.

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